There are 3.7 million children in the UK living in poverty. That’s 28% of children.
For many of these young people, there is a distinct lack of locally accessible and high-quality facilities for cricket in the community. Lord’s Taverners’ ‘Wicketz’ programme channels the power of cricket as a tool for change, social cohesion and making a difference to the lives of people in deprived areas.
We work in partnership with Lord’s Taverners to deliver a community program in Hartlepool, which was first launched in 2015. The reasons for choosing Hartlepool were because of; very low levels of engagement in sport (26.1%), limited grass pitch facilities, very low number of active cricket clubs (2 active clubs with junior sections)
The project entails regular weekly sessions in Hartlepool, ran by our qualified coaches. Children can attend the sessions free of charge and develop their cricket skills and lifestyle habits.
If you are interested in the programme or know someone who could benefit from it, get in touch with us via the form at the bottom of the page.